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CHALLENGE: Postcards From Pixel City

Create an image depicting a real country on Earth, that you haven't been to before. This could be an ideal travel spot, a place you're interested in or maybe just a completely random location.

It can be in the form of a postcard, but it doesn't have to be. It can just be a regular image depicting a real location from that country.

Obviously we're not going to check your passports, so we can only hope for your co-operation and honesty :o

Also, don't forget to mention your chosen country somewhere in your submission.

Canvas size - Exactly 200 (width) x 150 (height).
Colours - Max 25.
Transparency - No.
Animation - No.


CHALLENGE RULES

  • Participants have until this upcoming Sunday at midnight (12AM Pacific) to submit their entry (strict). Don't forget to check the 'Submit to weekly challenge' checkbox.
  • Only new pixels allowed.
  • Open to all members.
  • Posting WIPs in this thread or in new threads in the WIP section is highly encouraged, but ONLY SUBMIT YOUR FINAL ART.

CHALLENGE JUDGING

  • Every Sunday at midnight (12AM Pacific) the previous week's entries are judged.
  • Every week a new voting poll will be posted for previous week's entries.
  • Winner announced the following week.

CHALLENGE PRIZES/GOODIES

  • Top three finishers will receive an award displayed in your PJ gallery profile for all to see and envy.
  • Top finisher gets to call the following week's challenge...sweet.
  • 'Participation' ribbons will be given for all who enter.
  • No matter what happens you get challenged :)

CHALLENGE VOTING

Vote now for your favorite pixelart in this week's challenge!

CHALLENGE AWARDS

The Postcards From Pixel City pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:



Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge!

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Quote tanuki Replybullet Posted: 13 June 2011 at 8:57pm


I had wanted to take a ferry over to japan, but I was too busy with work and never got around to it. Here's the start of my view of mt fuji. I'm hoping to do it in similar style as the 36 views of mt fuji.
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Quote pixel_rob Replybullet Posted: 13 June 2011 at 11:22pm
is it possible to do a postcard that is taller than it is wide?
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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 15 June 2011 at 3:03am
I'm making a tileset Egypt postcard! This is *supposed* to be Abū al Hūl at the Al Ǧīza plateau. At least it's how I imagine it to be :D
Here's a wip, and the sphinx shading process :)





It has the pyramids and camels and stuff.
I do hope I've got the writing right, would be wonderful if someone versed in Arabic could confirm it :D

*edit* almost done now.
Also, a3um, OMG those clouds.

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Quote a3um Replybullet Posted: 15 June 2011 at 4:31am
Since I have a lot of places I want to visit, I've decided to go with the most strange:D I really want to live in that hotel when it's finished. Pyongyang wip:

update


somewhat this view remind me of tron legacy city :\

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Quote Bleda Replybullet Posted: 15 June 2011 at 5:12am
I decided to draw Tokyo:



Not done yet, of course. Loosely based on this photo:
http://www.redbubble.com/people/sparrowhawk/art/111124-tokyo-street-scene-by-night


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Quote Juniorps Replybullet Posted: 15 June 2011 at 7:12am
@Bleda I do not know much about it, but I think his work is with Pillow shading, I recommend you take a look at this link, which will help you: http://www.natomic.com/hosted/marks/mpat/shading.html
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Quote Bleda Replybullet Posted: 15 June 2011 at 8:04am
Originally posted by Juniorps

@Bleda I do not know much about it, but I think his work is with Pillow shading, I recommend you take a look at this link, which will help you: http://www.natomic.com/hosted/marks/mpat/shading.html


I wasn't pillow shading; those are lighted signs and are meant to look like that.
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Quote Miumau0 Replybullet Posted: 15 June 2011 at 11:00am

bleda, i suggest to make those lights lighter from middle. Then we notice them better as signs :)
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Quote |||| Replybullet Posted: 15 June 2011 at 11:36am
Pyongyang! I love North Korea. That's funny I considered somewhere in North Korea as well. I was actually looking at some villages on Google Earth.

I like the tiled Egypt also; it looks bad ass so far.
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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 15 June 2011 at 1:01pm
Updaet tiem!

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Quote Dusty Replybullet Posted: 15 June 2011 at 4:54pm
Almost done.


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Quote Spot Replybullet Posted: 16 June 2011 at 4:12am
Just started, got line art and palette.
 
Is the pallette ok?
 
This will be my first challenge entry.
 
It won't let me insert image  but please view here
 
 
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Quote Retronator Replybullet Posted: 16 June 2011 at 6:09am
Hey! It's my first time joining in the challenge. I wanted to do more buildings so this theme is perfect.

Apparently I also hate myself, since I decided to use the ZX Spectrum palette and 2 colors per 8x8 block limitation. I'm doing the Dubai Promenade and here is what I've got so far:



Edit: I take that back, limitations are fun.



Edit 2: DONE: http://www.pixeljoint.com/pixelart/62740.htm



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Quote tanuki Replybullet Posted: 17 June 2011 at 5:20pm


There's still a very long ways to go on this.
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Quote bannanawalrus Replybullet Posted: 18 June 2011 at 12:32pm
@Retronator, i LOVE it. Not only is it unhampered by the restrictions, i actually think it is better for it, it gives the piece alot of it's charm. I especially like the 2nd island and the way you gave the impression of a busy city with such little colours and space :)
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Quote keeling00 Replybullet Posted: 19 June 2011 at 3:16pm
There is also this website:
http://www.random.org/geographic-coordinates/
It genereate true random geographic coordinate, using atmospheric noise to get this true randomness
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Quote tanuki Replybullet Posted: 19 June 2011 at 7:15pm


Almost done. This is exactly how I imagine japan being, by the way.

This is my first time pixeling an anime girl, so it's not very good. x_x

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I think it's pretty much done~

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Quote Retronator Replybullet Posted: 27 June 2011 at 4:48pm
Originally posted by bannanawalrus

@Retronator, i LOVE it. Not only is it unhampered by the restrictions, i actually think it is better for it, it gives the piece alot of it's charm. I especially like the 2nd island and the way you gave the impression of a busy city with such little colours and space :)


I'm very glad you like it! It also reminds me I have another ZX Spectrum piece that I started way too long ago and still haven't finished. Have to get my wacom busy again soon ...

Edited by Retronator - 27 June 2011 at 4:48pm
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